Half at the Hamptons Training–Week 7 (And Dinner in the North End)

by Alaina on January 16, 2012 · 9 comments

A chill has finally come to Boston! And apparently the northern part of the state got some snow. Of course, nothing but rain fell here in Boston. I’m not complaining though. Although yesterdays 9 mile run was like a slap in the face with those wind chills! But I made it through and had another successful week.

Monday: The lovely 7-3 shift
Tuesday: 4.5 miles @ 40 minutes @ 8:54 pace
Wednesday: 3.02 miles @ 28 @ 9:20 pace
Thursday: Did this awesome upper body workout from Hillary’s blog
Friday: 7 x 400 interval run @ 4 miles @ 36 minutes @ 8:52 pace
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 9 miles @ 1:29:55 @ 9:59 pace

Week mileage: 20.52
Total mileage: 113.79

Woo-hoo! What a great week that was. Hopefully weather won’t be as bad as Sunday was, but you never know living in New England!

On Sunday, I had to venture to the North End to use a Groupon I had purchased for some cupcakes. Since we were already going to be in that neighborhood, David and I decided to have dinner there. I checked my gift card stash and settled on Trattoria Il Panino.

David was looking for something that was quick dining, nothing too intimate or loud. On a Saturday night, I was hoping that this restaurant would deliver. And it did! We were seated immediately and we perused the menu. It took about 5 or so minutes before anyone approached us, but the service was quick after that.

I decided on a glass of cabernet sauvignon which was nice and spicy. For a starter, we both had the Boston bibb salad with candied walnuts and aged balsamic vinegar.

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It was the perfect little salad. I love the buttery-ness of Boston bibb lettuce and the salad was perfectly coated with the dressing

For dinner I chose the fettuccini with pesto. David got the ricotta-filled ravioli.

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This dish was so good! The pasta was thick and perfectly cooked; not too soft and not too crunchy. And even though it looked like a small portion, it really filled me up! I had to have David finish it for me. Smile with tongue out

The service was prompt and friendly. The food came out quick, yet piping hot. I asked David about his impression when he left and he said that it was exactly what he was looking for. Who’s a good concierge? Haha!

All in all, highly recommended for a casual dinner out with very reasonable prices and delicious food.

Trattoria Il Panino is located at 11 Parmenter Street in Boston’s North End.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 melissanibbles January 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I’ve walked by that place, but never stopped in. The pasta looks really good!

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2 Tessa @ Amazing Asset January 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Yay for groupon! That pasta dish looks rather fab… I haven’t ordered pasta from a restaurant in ages! Must do so again soon

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3 Angie January 17, 2012 at 12:20 am

Awww, TIP used to be my husband’s and my go-to North End restaurant. I’ve never had less than delicious anything there.Wish I could fit it into my business trip later this week, but I’m all booked. :(

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4 Michelle January 17, 2012 at 9:08 am

Your pasta dish looks AWESOME!

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5 Rach January 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Ooh that pasta looks yummy!

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6 Errign January 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

I think I’ve been there? Your pasta looks so yummy~

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7 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

So fast! I’m saving all of your training posts to model my next training plan after :)

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8 Alaina January 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Aw, thanks Kate! This plan really has worked out well. I guess putting in all that work and practice does pay off! :-)

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9 Meghan January 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

This is the second time I have heard of someone eating at this restaurant in a week. I had never heard of it before, but the food looks great!

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